IDW Announce Artist Editions for Sam Kieth, Mike Mignola, Walt Simonson and more

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One of IDW’s biggest successes has been their Artist Edition collection, which publish black and white art from some of the very best artists of all time – we’re talking Will Eisner, David Mazzucchelli and John Romita, here – in wonderful detail. This year at SDCC the company have announced that more artists will be experiencing […]

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What Can the THOR: PRELUDE Comic Tell Us about the DARK WORLD Film?

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Firstly, there’s such a thing as a comic called THOR: THE DARK WORLD, “Prelude”, a two-part “limited series” introduced this month which is apparently designed as a movie tie-in meant to bridge the gap for readers between the first THOR film and the new DARK WORLD film set for release in the US on November […]

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IRON MAN HOUR: Hannah Meets The Mechanic in Iron Man 3

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The first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding […]

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Studio Coffee Run: Amazing Spider-Man 2, Iron Man 3, X-Men, Man of Steel, Thor 2

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Darlings, gather your coffee, cross your legs, and sit on the floor as you read about what’s been happening in the comic-book movie world over the last few days. Culture is happening!

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Studio Coffee Run: Thor, Flash Point, Guardians and Ninja Turtles

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I’m not going to lie, but my “mjolnir” dropped when I saw the brand-spanking-new Thor: The Dark World movie poster.

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Art Wall: spaceships, Strange and Sonic

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Friday is art day! Friday is also the harbinger of the weekend, but who cares about that? Instead, take a look at all the pretty pictures I gathered for you from the shady, cob-webby corners of the Internet you dare not venture… (I can’t say more) FF by Mike Allred (you HAVE to click on this to […]

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NYCC: Marvel Announce Season One Books for Wolverine, Iron Man, and Thor

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And now we enter into the world of NYCC, with sprawling corridors filled with multi-limbed octopeople, powerpoint presentations, and announcements. Marvel have today announced that they are to continue their series of ‘Season One’ Graphic Novels, with the release of Wolverine, Iron Man, and Thor books. Telling the origin and first adventures of these Marvel […]

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Uncanny Avengers #1

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Mild spoilers below for the issue, which will be released tomorrow. Uncanny Avengers carries the weight of the Marvel Universe upon it. Not just the future for the Avengers side of the company, but now also the future for the X-Men side. Teaming X-Men Rogue and Havok with Wolverine, Thor, Captain America and Scarlet Witch, […]

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Studio Coffee Run 9/28/12: Looper, The Walking Dead, Thor: The Dark World, etc.

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Looper is already killing it with the critics, Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore reach an undisclosed settlement concerning Moore’s involvement with The Walking Dead, pic-o-mania for Kickass 2, Thor: The Dark World, and The Wolverine plus much more after the jump…

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Marvel Reveal Jonathan Hickman's Avengers Lineup

By Steve Morris Via that very best of methods: the Dustin Weaver giganti-cover. The covers for issues 1-3 of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers relaunch have been revealed by Marvel today, establishing that more X-Men have moved over to Cap’s Crew. While there are no surprises about which members of the Avengers movie cast made it into […]

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The Marvel NOW! Comic Parade

Here it is – an exhaustive look at all the Marvel books announced this week for Marvel NOWWWW, from Iron Man to Thor, with X-Men and Hulk inbetween. Also, the campaign for a Pixie Ongoing series picks up pace!

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Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic are Worthy (to write Thor)

The next Marvel teaser suggests that Aaron and Ribic will be the team for the relaunched Thor series, which I guess they’re going to call ‘The Worthy Thor’? Or perhaps it’s a team series.

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Marvel Cancel NINE Titles!

Say goodbye to nine of Marvel’s titles! Marvel Now! ushers in a new world without the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, or… Rogue/Gambit.

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San Diego Teasers: Marvel Promise War

In the run-up to San Diego 2012, Marvel have released two teasers for an upcoming story called ‘War’

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Cool images of Thor are all around us!

Thor is all around, no need to fake it.

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Review: The World of Thorcraft

It’s very obvious that Marvel Studios movies have developed a style and look that’s quite consistent, from the type of villain to the type of love interest to the Stan Lee cameo. On the spectrum of Marvel movies, THOR falls a little bit south of the first IRON MAN in terms of sheer enjoyability, but north of just about everything else.

The good parts of the formula as developed by Avi Arad and perfected by Kevin Feige are just common sense: a reliable, solid director; respected, award-nominated actors in the villain, father figure, troublesome government figure and love interest roles; and a charismatic hero who looks good in a wife-beater. In the typical Marvel movie, science is both the hero’s friend and enemy — he (and it is always a he) uses science to better his own powers, but the forces of evil are always trying to duplicate and better that research, with the resulting showdown between the forces of order and the forces of chaos at about the 1:45 mark.

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